The Ministry of Health Monday reported 101 new confirmed COVID-19 cases, a record single-day increase since the outbreak of the virus in the country.
The increase brought the total to 1,001, according to the daily update of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Some 72 new cases were from a cluster in a detention center in Ngoma district linked to Rusumo border area, 22 cases were reported in the capital Kigali, three in Rusizi district, and two in Rubavu, according to the ministry.
Kayonza and Kirehe districts in the east each had one case, it said.
The ministry is warning that there could be a surge in new cases following the easing of restrictions on movement.
It urges the public to adhere to health ministry guidelines, including regular hand washing, social distancing and wearing of face masks so as to contain further spread of the virus. Of the total cases in Rwanda, 443 have recovered